if you have a place like this " I don't think he'll have a problem making the transition, but the home I had picked out had 400 acres, kids, other dogs, horses etc. "
I think that is so ideal and in the end a better choice . He will get the one on one attention he needs.
If you want to be a breeder you have to be able to steel yourself and place animals. Sometimes it takes a while to find them the right place - and that is the only way to do it because you are doing it for them and not to them.